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Research Project: FIELD EVALUATION OF A BROAD-SPECTRUM, NON-FUMIGANT PEST CONTROL FOR VEGETABLE AND STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION IN FLORIDA

Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research

Project Number: 6618-22000-040-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2011
End Date: Feb 28, 2013

Objective:
To establish the effectiveness of the experimental material for the control of soilborne pests associated with the production of strawberries and vegetables.

Approach:
Replicated, repeated research trials will be conducted to compare the commercial standard in each crop with the experimental material. Two strawberry trials will be conducted in cooperation with Florida Agricultural Research in order to evaluate the movement of the material in the bed and its efficacy against sting nematode. Vegetable trials will be conducted using two different application methods to compare the efficacy of the experimental material compared to an untreated check and a methyl bromide control. Nematode, weed, and fungal populations will be assessed in each trial. Plots will be harvested based on the commercial standard for the crop.

Last Modified: 4/16/2014
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